Where will you travel to?
We travel both UK-wide and internationally, so no destination is out of the question for us!
How long do you play for?
We perform up to 2 hours of live music and will always tailor our timings to suit your event!
- 2 x 60 minute sets
- 3 x 40 minute sets
- 45 minute set followed by an energetic 75 minute final set
We also offer an additional earlier 30 minute acoustic duo set with carefully arranged two voice harmony, ideal for drinks receptions.
What times can we expect you to arrive, start and finish by?
Our standard arrival time is in the early evening, approximately 6pm. Although we can arrive earlier to suit your event.
Under normal circumstances it takes us 90 minutes to load-in, set up and soundcheck.
Depending on the event, we find the most effective start time is to begin the first set at about 9pm.
We then provide 2 hours of live music broken up with DJ’d music until midnight.
The band can finish later at an extra cost. If you get in contact this is something we are happy to discuss and sort with you.
What do you need from us (the client) on the day?
We don’t like to sound like operatic divas but obviously there are some requirements we’ll need in order to provide you with the best possible service.
Our minimum space required is about 5 x 3 metres. We are happy to do an outdoor event but for the safety of the band and our guests we must be adequately covered over and playing on a substantial floor (not on the grass).
For small events with our high quality equipment, we only really need access to one mains 13 amp plug socket. If you are using a generator that is fine. We usually request at least a 6kVA generator with an adaptor to a 13 amp socket.
Our typical working day lasts at least 12 hours from approximately 3pm to 3am. For this reason we do ask for something basic to eat and soft drinks for the duration of the night. As we have ‘performance dress’ we will also need somewhere to get changed before the event. This can often be a spare meeting room at a hotel or similar, thank you.
If you have any questions we are more than happy to go through specific details with you when you get in contact.
How much space do you need to perform?
Our minimum space required is about 5 x 3 metres. However, we do try to make the most out of whatever space is available. We can go through these specific details with you when you get in contact.
How much does it cost to book the band?
How do I book you?
You can get in touch through a number of different ways through our contact page. We can then let you know of our availability on your preferred date and the exact cost for your requirements.
We will then send you a Musicians’ Union contract and our invoice. Due to the terms and conditions, there is no need for a deposit and the balance is not due until the day of the event.
That’s all, folks!
What happens after we've booked you?
Once we’ve received your signed contract back then the booking is complete. About a month or two before your event you’ll get a call from Mike (lead guitarist) who will work with you to make plans for the day. He will go through logistical details as well as musical ones so that we can plan the right performance for your event.
If you would prefer to make this call earlier before or actually meet Mike locally in person then just contact us and we’ll try and make that happen.
We've seen your band with the same pictures elsewhere but with a different name. What's that about?
Like most bands as well as having our own independent site we still work with one or two agencies. However, when working with agencies they often insist on an exclusive pseudonym to avoid competition between their interests and a band’s own site. There’s nothing more to it than that.
If in any doubt then get in contact with the band you’re looking at and ask them about it.
Are you able to DJ/provide background music before, after and between sets?
Yes, with the live band we provide a DJ service at no extra cost.
Members of the band will man our laptop running through a high quality interface into our HK Audio PA system. That way you get to hear your favourite songs through a clear and detailed speaker system.
We have thousands of songs available and our standard selection is to continue on a similar theme to our live set. If you have any specific song requests before the event then we can go through this when planning for the day.
Is it possible to see you live before we book?
Of course, with hiring a ‘live performance’ it’s hard to gain an exact experience before you book.
Considering the majority of our performances are for private weddings and functions it would not be possible to invite you along unfortunately. However we do have plenty of example material, including recordings, images and videos on this site.
If there are a number of potential clients interested in seeing us perform live then in the past we have organised a public live showcase at our Birmingham rehearsal studios. Please get in contact if this is something you are interested in.
What will the band look like?
For formal events we mostly perform suited and booted. We don’t wear matching clothes but each dress in our own style that comes together to make the band look. At more informal weddings and other events we dress more informally – some might say smart/casual, others may say ‘smasual’.
There are lots of pictures of us in our gallery if you want to get a more accurate image of how we will look at your event.
There are noise level restrictions at the venue. Can I still book a live band?
We play at numerous venues every year that have sound limiters in place and have a number of possible solutions. With our professional sound engineering experience we will always work with the venue no matter what the restrictions.
Please make sure you mention this in the booking process so we can plan appropriately.
How long do you take to load-in and set up?
Under normal circumstances we aim to load-in, set up and soundcheck within 90 minutes.
Will you learn a new song for our event?
Yes we will happily learn, arrange, rehearse and perform a song for you at a small extra cost. We find this is very popular for first dances at weddings.
With our extensive musical training and professional experience we use our arranging skills to provide you with a version as authentic as possible.
Although we always like a challenge, there are some songs however which may not suit our band setup in order to do the song justice. This is of course something we can discuss with you.
Can we choose the songs you'll perform?
The majority of our clients book us because they, like us, love music. When you live and breathe music you often want that control over the tunes! We aim to provide you with a bespoke service so really there are a few options:
- If you want to leave it to us then great, we use our experience to get the best performances.
- If you want to pick a handful of songs off our playlist that you do and don’t want to give us some guidance then even better.
- Alternatively, you can pick the whole lot and we will use these to form our sets. 2 hours of live music usually works out at about 35 songs from our repertoire.
I have a friend who would like to perform on the night? Is this at all possible?
In some cases, yes. With enough notice before the event we are happy to make arrangements for that ‘special guest’ appearance. The same applies with using our microphones to make short announcements.
All musicians would definitely need to bring their own instrument (e.g. guitar) if they wish to perform.
We do reserve the right to refuse people using our equipment.
Can we see some reviews?
Yes, we have a reviews page with a list of our previous client testimonials.
Do you have PAT and PLI certificates?
All of our equipment is regularly PAT tested and we have public liability insurance cover up to £5M.
If you would like evidence of these we are happy to email you copies of our PAT certificate and our PLI summary.
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